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The Central Club section of the Rideau Trail begins at Murphys Point Provincial Park and ends at Rosedale, just north of Smiths Falls. The area is very scenic with rivers, lakes and rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield. It encompasses the historic towns of Perth and Smiths Falls as well as portions of the Rideau Canal. Hikes are organized on most weekends throughout the year as well as on Wednesday mornings.

Group Outings

If these outings interest you, you may wish to become a member of the Rideau Trail Association. As a member you will receive a quarterly newsletter containing a list of all the hikes, social activities, news from each club and other interesting articles.

Organized outings commence with all participants gathering at the meeting location. From there, those without transportation or those who wish to do so, carpool to the starting point of the outing. Times displayed for each outing are departure times from the meeting place and are strictly adhered to.

Our quarterly newsletter contains details on outings with contact information for the leaders. If you have questions or concerns, RTA members can call or email the leader well in advance of any hike they’d would like to join. Not an RTA member? Join today! For more information please call the Central Club at 613-267-5756 or email the RTA at info@rideautrail.org.

It’s important to arrive properly prepared for the outing, so please consult the leader if you have questions. Descriptions of the levels of difficulty are available on our Trail Behaviour page.

Note: Outings which require RSVP are not listed on the website. For information on these and more, you may wish to become a member of the RTA!

Upcoming Outings

 CANCELLED: Saturday May 30 Rideau Trail 13A to 13 E Wood Road to Merrickville

Level 2. Moderate pace. 14 km. Depart Conlon Farm at 9:00 a.m. Car pool $4. Car shuttle.

CANCELLED: Sunday June 7 Rideau Trail Hike 08C to 08G Rideau Lake North Shore

Level 2. Moderate pace. 10.6 km. Depart Conlon Farm at 9:00 a.m.  Car shuttle. Gas $4.

CANCELLED: Sunday June 14 Rideau Valley CA Mill Pond

Level 2. Moderate pace. 6 km.  Depart Conlon Farm at 9:00 a.m. Gas $4.

CANCELLED: Saturday June 20 Frontenac Provincial Park Tetsmine Loop

Level 2. Moderate pace. 11 km. Depart Conlon Farm at 9:00 a.m. Gas $5.

CANCELLED: Sunday June 28 Rideau Trail Hike 09E to 09 B Mica Mines Trail.

Level 2. Moderate pace. 11 km. Depart Conlon Farm at 9:00 a.m. Car shuttle. Gas $3.


Meeting Locations

Outings depart at 9:00 a.m. from Conlon Farm (127 Smith Drive @ Conlon Drive Perth, ON K7H 3N1) – unless otherwise specified.

Outing Preparation

It’s important to arrive properly prepared for the outing, so please contact the leader if you have any questions. Descriptions of the levels of difficulty are available on our Trail Behaviour page.

Note: Outings which require RSVP are not listed on the website. For information on these and more, you may wish to become a member of the RTA!

Central Club